“I may not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” seems to be a concept that is lost on a lot of people on the far left. Ann Coulter was scheduled to give a speech at Berkeley some time this month but the event has been canceled, re-scheduled, canceled, postponed and then canceled again, due to threats of violence at the event. Several far left/anti-fa organisations have threatened to disrupt the event, and if recent events are anything to go by, then its safe to assume that these groups are serious.
In light of her event being canceled, Ann Coulter has received widespread support from several people, including people on the left who aren’t fond of radicals on their side advocating censorship and suppression of free speech. Coulter herself went on Twitter to express her disappointment at the event being canceled and to show appreciation for all the support shown her. Notable among her supporters were unlikely allies like Bill Maher, Chris Matthews and Margaret Carlson. Even Bernie Sanders showed support for Coulter a couple days ago, taunting, “what are you afraid of, her ideas?”
Notably, the three individuals mentioned in Coulter’s “thank you” list are all mainstream media personalities working for generally left-leaning institutions.
Still, that did not stop their expression of Coulter’s right to free speech.
Last week, Bill Maher admitted that while he doesn’t agree with Ann Coulter on anything, Berkeley was in the wrong on this one.
Chris Matthews, meanwhile, told liberals that if they didn’t agree with Coulter, they simply shouldn’t attend the event.
Margaret Carlson – a Bloomberg columnist – also spoke up in defense of Coulter’s right to speak in the segment above.
Now, in response to Coulter’s tweets earlier, a number of ordinary liberals are joining the chorus
The takeaway from this is that a lot of people, including people on the left, are fed up with the far-left’s love of censorship and suppression of free speech. Every time these cry-bullies shut down another event, they are only making more enemies for themselves. Its only time now……